DEAR MARILYN, LOVE ANDY
Impact that Defies the Boundary of the Canvas.
Introduce an element of strength to your collection. Bold in color choice and subject matter alike, Andy Warhol is instantly brought back to life. Although camouflaged in his own work, LOVE, ANDY is impossible to ignore.
Please Note this work is currently stretched on a 1 1/2 " (3.81 cm) stretcher bar, unframed.
- Dimensions: 55" (h) x 55" (w) x 1.5" (d)
- Metric Dimensions: 139.7 cm (h) x 139.7 cm (w) x 3.81 cm (d)
- Materials: Acrylic + Latex + Spray Paint
INSPIRATIONS + OBSERVATIONS
LOVE, ANDY was the second painting in my series of pop inspired work. Being heavily influenced by Andy Warhol, I thought it was time to go back and rediscover my passions for the work. In flipping through a standard Pop Art book, I found myself stuck on Andy's portrait of Marilyn. Curious at the power of art and its ability to marry these two icons into our working memories forever-- I questioned Andy's interest in Marilyn as a subject, was it in her life or in her death? Consequently, thoughts on greatness, repetition, consumption, and influence, etc. started bubbling to the surface and so I knew I had to proceed with a series of work. But most importantly, it is my point of view that it is our responsibility to examine our Visual Culture-- instead of just consuming 'it' that drives my passion throughout the series.
This image stood up to DEAR MARILYN's iconic stature and became a natural selection for the next work in the series. Interested in the intense contrast of the original photo, I strove for a color selection that would match it's boldness. At this point, I was craving intimacy with Andy's work, by adding the Camouflage Self-Portrait reference to the work it allowed me to play with the formal elements of shape + form all the while getting closer to Andy's work-- two birds one stone.